Skyfall 2012

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(2,678) IMDb 7.8/10
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Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Starring:
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Runtime:
2 hours 23 minutes

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Skyfall

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Sam Mendes
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Supporting actors Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
(This Review Contains Spoilers).

Skyfall (DVD)
Region 2.
Running time 137 minutes.
Ratio 16.9/2:40.1.
Certification: 12a.

Special Features:
Title Sequence--Working Titles, Women--The Good, The Bad & the Beautiful, Locations--Licence To Travel, DB5--Behind the Wheel, Soundtrack Promotional Spot.

Positive.
1)Daniel Craig as James Bond you wouldn't want to take on his portrayal of 007 in a fight.
2)Javier Bardem As Silva at last a decent Bond villian to match Daniel Craig's James Bond.
3)Exellent action sequences directed by Sam Mendes.

Negative.
1)Silvas death is a complete cop out ending, An off camera knife in the back by 007 is a poor way to kill off a good villian.
2)Gunbarrel sequence again at the end of the movie instead of the begining why?

Trivia.
1)Ralph Fiennes is the 4th actor to play the part of "M", Bernard Lee, Robert Brown & Judi Dench being the other 3 actor's.
2)Naomi Harris is the 4th actress to play Miss Moneypenny, Lois Maxwell, Caroline Bliss & Samantha Bond being the other 3 actresses.
3)Skyfall marks a third consecutive different version of Daniel Craigs Gunbarrel sequence.
4)Judi Dench 7th consecutive apperance as "M".
5)This is only the second time 007 gets shot in the franchise the other movie he's shot in is Thunderball.

Whats The Story.
When one MI6 hard disc with the identities of NATO's agents is stolen, James Bond chases the agent through Istanbul with the support of the local field agent Eve.
'M' orders Eve to shoot the agent on the top of a train, but she misses the target & hits 007 who falls in a river & is presumed dead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 14 April 2013
Format: DVD
Enjoyable film as usual excellent opening action sequence. Craig is good and adds the intensity that many like to the Bond role. (he's starting to look a bit older here though)
I do think the film could have been trimmed down a bit or tightened up sequence wise. After the opening there is a bit too much non Bond stuff going on for my tastes, I've no problems with a bit of exploration and talking stuff... some call it getting to know the characters. You could chop 25-30 minutes off this and it would be improved for it.

1 hour and 7 mins in we finally see Javier Bardem, ala Silva the disgruntled ex agent complete with a nice blonde dye job (it does make him very unusual and menacing looking) Javier is superb as the bad guy in this film his presence is felt in every scene he is in (some humorous moments too "oooh Mr Bond chair scene is memorable!). It's just a shame we have to wait this long to get to him.

This Bond film is thin on the gadgets, and some say the better for it. I've no issues with the back to basics take, or the non rule the world plot. Yes it does make a change to have an ex agent theme for this movie. There are some good sequences, but for me it's only when Silva arrives we really get stuck into things (and that's a good half way into the movie). Ending wise I though a little bit basic for me. And the pace of the movie felt too stretched out; as above a good trip to the cutting room would have helped in a lot of ways.

Overall I enjoyed it and surprisingly for a Bond film it does benefit from a second viewing. For me a 4/5 film one of the better Bond movies..but die hard gadget and all action Bond fans might not appreciate the more leisurely pace of the film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tallmanbaby TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 April 2013
Format: DVD
What to say, well it is not dreadful, but then neither is it all that good either. The trailer suggests a far better film than what we get. The film is far to in thrall to previous films, we get an Inception like hyped up (un)reality, we get a disaffected Bond with a beard (like Brosnan did), we get a rogue former agent (like another of those Brosnan films), we get Javier Barden as a relentless killer with a bad haircut (like No Country for Old Men), the resurgence of childhood traumas (like recent Batman films).

There is a chase across the same rooftops that we saw in The International, the escape from the glass cage from Silence of the Lambs, even the sparky relationship between Bond and M is starting to lose its edge.

The film is never dull, there was a lot of money spent, and it is all up there on the screen, and it does slip up a notch when Javier Bardem appears, one of the best Bond villains ever. But Daniel Craig's Bond has retreated behind those piercing blue eyes, and no one else is given enough of a role to pick up the slack.

This is a film that leaves you yearning for the simpler pleasures of a film like Live and Let Die, with a strong plot line that relied on imagination rather than spectacle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Scott Carrick on 11 Dec 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Superb Bond Film with Daniel Craig in his third Bond Outing.

Gritty realistic script with superb set pieces, cinematography, action scenes and excellent performances from all the cast - Javier Bardem and Judy Dench deserve special mention.

Really takes Bond back to his roots, almost literally a bit like Casino Royale did, and sets the ensemble cast up nicely for Spectre in a year's time.

I for one can't wait.

A definite five star, must buy release.
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